MHK Technologies/EnCurrent Turbine

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization New Energy Corporation
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Bonnybrook Wastewater Facility Project 1
MHK Projects/Bonnybrook Wastewater Facility Project 2
MHK Projects/Canoe Pass
MHK Projects/Great River Journey
MHK Projects/Miette River
MHK Projects/Pointe du Bois
MHK Projects/Ruby ABS Alaskan
MHK Projects/Western Irrigation District
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Cross Flow Turbine
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TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering
Technology Description The EnCurrent Turbine technology is based on the Darrieus wind turbine The EnCurrent Turbine is a cross flow turbine When the turbine rotor is placed within a water current the hydrofoils generate a lift vector in the forward orientation which can be captured at the shaft as a positive rotation The hydrofoils experience their maximum forward torque at the top and bottom of their rotation when the water moves past tangentially The turbine rotates in the same direction regardless of the direction of the water current and captures between 35 and 40 of the energy in moving water It rotates at a very low speed between 2 2 5 times the speed of the water in which it is submerged A permanent magnet generator is mounted on the turbine shaft to convert the torque generated by the rotor into electricity

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Date Submitted 9/28/2010

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